Put your snoring to bed.
Whether you're a snorer or you’re sharing a bed with one, you’d likely try anything to get some peaceful Zzz’s without being woken up by loud snoring. “Snoring means that something is blocking the way air normally moves from your mouth and nose into your lungs,” according to William Reisacher M.D., an otolaryngologist at Weill Cornell Medicine. Snoring can actually be caused by an uncomfortable pillow that tilts your neck in a direction that blocks airflow.
To prevent snoring in the first place, you need a comfortable pillow to keep your neck in the proper position for breathing. The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab put top selling pillows on the market to the test by evaluating washability, durability, and comfort by having over 350 testers sleep on the tested pillows. Testers slept on the pillow for a minimum of two weeks before providing feedback on comfort, support, and cooling effects. Our textile pros used their expert knowledge, in-Lab test results, and tester feedback to find the best pillows for snoring:
Best Overall Anti-Snore Pillow: Coop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow
Best Value Anti-Snore Pillow: Home Decorators Down Alternative Pillow
Best Anti-Snore Pillow for Side Sleepers: Tempur Pedic Breeze pro+ Advanced Cooling Pillow
Best Anti-Snore Pillow for Back Sleepers: Parachute Down Pillow
Best Anti-Snore Pillow for Stomach Sleepers: AmazonBasics Down Alternative Pillows
Best Anti-Snore Pillow for Neck Pain: Layla Kapok Pillow
Best Anti-Snore Pregnancy Pillow: PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow
Best Cooling Anti-Snore Pillow: SlumberCloud Cirrus Pillow
Best Cervical Anti-Snore Pillow: Sleep Number InBalance Ultimate Pillow
Best Anti-Snore Device: Smart Nora Snoring Solution
When shopping for a new pillow, Dr. Reisacher suggests sticking to one pillow, which can actually reduce snoring and keep your airway open. While you're looking for the cure to your snoring, remember that you can also block the noise with earplugs for sleeping.